Year two information


Year 2 Easter hats


The dragonfly and the cloud Animation

As part of Film Week, the Y2 children produced a short animated feature called the Dragonfly and the Cloud. It has already been nominated for an Oscar!

Year 2
'Day for Change'


London Eye


Vestry House


Victorian day at Thomas Gamuel

Children in need Superhero day!


Celebrating our diversity






















The School Day

School day begins at 8:50 and teachers will close classroom doors at 8:55 Any children arriving after this time will have to enter  the school via the main office and be signed in late


Contacting your class teacher:

Your class teacher will be available to answer any queries or questions as the children are dropped off  in the morning or picked up in the evening, and should be the first point of contact with parents.


Physical Education

Lily and Sunflower both have their PE on Wednesday  Please make sure children have the right PE kit otherwise they will not be able to participate


P.E. Kit:

P.E. bag clearly labelled

Plimsolls or trainers

T-shirt or vest

Shorts or leggings


Behaviour

Behaviour and learning is based around the five core values, which we expect the children to live up to.

  • Respect

  • Aspiration

  • Honesty

  • Kindness

  • Responsibility


Rewards

In year 2 we award class dojo points to reward and promote good behaviour.

At the end of each week the children who have collected the most Dojo Points earn a prize.

Additionally on Friday afternoons we have curriculum enrichment time, where children have a choice of enjoyable activities.


Sanctions

If a child’s behaviour in class or around school falls below the high standards we expect, we use a four-step system to address concerns

If a pupil fails to follow one of the classroom rules, he or she moves on to Step 1, which is a warning.

If the disruptive behaviour continues, the pupil moves on to Step 2, resulting in a period of time out in the class.

Then, they move on to Step 3, which involves time out in a different class.

If a pupil moves on to Step 4, the behaviour incident will be recorded electronically. In addition, parents will be notified and the pupil will receive a consequence for the behaviour, for example loss of playtime.


Topics

Our Autumn term topic is called ‘Home Sweet Home’. As part of this topic, children will be further developing their knowledge and understanding of the local area. From a geography perspective they be learning about some of the main physical and human features of Walthamstow and London. Children will also be looking at how the area has changed over time, particularly since Victorian times.

Our Spring Term topic is called ‘Time Machine’. As the name implies, children will be travelling through time learning about significant events in British history, such as the Great Fire of London. There will also be  opportunities to learn about the geographical features of other countries in the world,  identifying differences between their lives and those of others.

In the Summer term, children will be developing their understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, through their topic entitled ‘Fighting Fit’. This topic also provides opportunities for pupils to learn about famous people from the past who helped to improve the health and lives of others such as Florence Nightingale.

Literacy, Art, DT, Music, History and Geography will all be taught through these topics


Educational visits

In the Autumn Term, we will visiting local places of interest such as Vestry House and the local museum. There will be no cost involved for these trips but we will need parent helpers. More details will be given out nearer the time to parents.

Trips to London museums are planned for later in the Spring and Summer terms.


Homework

Children are given one piece of homework each week to complete. This alternates between Literacy and Maths each week and is completed in children’s homework books.  

There is also an expectation that children do 15-20 minutes reading each evening and record comments in a home reading diary. Each child also has access to a range of ebooks on Bug Club which they can also read.

Children have weekly spelling test on Friday. This is based on the letter sounds they are learning in class.